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Area Sports: Salisbury tennis, West and South volleyball in action

From staff reports

Salisbury takes on Hendersonville today in the 2A  Western Regional final in girls tennis.

Both teams are undefeated. The match will be played at 11 a.m. at the Lake Norman Tennis Center.

HS volleyball

West Rowan and South Rowan are back in action tonight at home in the third round of the volleyball  state playoffs.

Fifth-seeded South (27-1) breezed past Lake Norman Charter on Tuesday and hosts West Stokes (24-5) in a 2A matchup at 6 p.m.

Top-seeded West Rowan (26-0) survived a five-set match on Tuesday against A.C. Reynolds and  plays T.C. Roberson (24-3) tonight at 6 p.m.

Men’s basketball

  Catawba earned the third spot in the 2019-20 South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball preseason poll as voted by the league’s head coaches.

Catawba also placed Marcell Haskett on the preseason All-SAC first team and Devin Cooper on the preseason second team.

Queens claimed eight first place votes and is the preseason favorite. Lincoln Memorial grabbed three first place votes and are second. Lenoir-Rhyne was tabbed sixth, but claimed the other first place nod.

The 2019-20 men’s basketball season gets underway on Nov. 1-2 when Lincoln Memorial travels to St. Joseph, Mo., for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.

The rest of the SAC teams will tip off their seasons   Friday, Nov. 8. Catawba begins play against UNC Pembroke in Florence, S.C., at 1 p.m.

1 Queens 117 (8)

2 Lincoln Memorial 109 (3)

3 Catawba 97

4 Wingate 80

5 Carson-Newman 75

T6 Lenoir-Rhyne 73 (1)

T6 Tusculum 73

8 Anderson 48

9 Newberry 44

10 Mars Hill 34

11 UVa-Wise 22

12 Coker 20

Women’s basketball

Catawba was picked sixth in the 2019-20 South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball preseason poll.

Cataba’s Talia Barnes was voted a preseason first-time All-SAC pick with Taisha DeShazo earning a spot on the second team.

The 2019-20 women’s basketball season gets underway on Friday, Nov. 8.

Catawba opens play in Newberry, S.C., against North Greenville at 3 p.m.

1. Anderson (11), 121

2. Carson-Newman (1), 101

3. Wingate, 100

4. Tusculum, 93

5. Lenoir-Rhyne, 75

6. Catawba, 72

7. Lincoln Memorial, 66

8. Newberry, 55

9. Queens, 43

10. Coker, 30

11. UVa-Wise, 26

12. Mars Hill, 11

College soccer

  In a non-conference road match, Catawba’s women (10-2-2, 5-1-2 SAC) defeated Limestone (8-7, 7-2 CC) 1-0 on freshman Callie Hammond’s overtime goal on Wednesday. Catawba’s women are ranked sixth in the regional poll that was released on Wednesday.


Mid. school hoops

North Rowan’s girls won 51-19 against Mooresville.

Brittany Ellis scored 13 points.  Bailee Goodlett and De’Mya Phifer scored 10 points each.Dasia Elder scored eight, and Anaya Gaiter added six.


Hannah Waddell scored  19 points to lead Erwin’s girls  to a 40-34 win against Corriher-Lipe.  Allie Martin scored 12 points, while Kori Miller had eight.

Jamyrah Cherry scored 14 to lead the Yellow Jackets.




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